KAJANG, 5 May – German-Malaysian Institute (GMI) made another history with the launching of GMI-DMG Mori CNC Precision Technology Centre here in GMI Kajang Campus. The event was graced by His Excellency Holger Wilfried Michael, Ambassador of Republic of Germany to Malaysia, who is also the Co-Chairman of GMI Board Directors. DMG was presented by Dr Frank Beerman, DMG Mori Chief Operating Officer and Mr Ralf Ernst the Head of National & International Sales for Education Projects for DMG Mori Akademie.
The DMG-MORI group is a leading producer worldwide of cutting machine tools. Product ranges includes high-tech turning and milling machines as well as advanced technologies such as ultrasonic, lasertex and additive manufacturing. The diversity of DMG-Mori includes technology solutions for Automotive, Aerospace, Die and Mold and Medical solutions. Being the big name in the international field, it is a proud moment to GMI to be chosen by DMG-Mori to place their Akademie here at GMI ground. GMI-DMG Mori CNC Precision Technology Centre is now equipped with six (6) units of CNC Milling and Turn Mill with technology from three (3) Axes up to five (5) Axes capabilities.
“DMG MORI has been a great partner ever since GMI started in 1992. And even if we have the chance to tour the workshops of Production Technology, we can still find machines under the name of Deckel Maho, mostly still running and in operation. Back to today’s event, both DMG MORI and GMI have been working on this dream since 2007. The basic idea of having this center is to train GMI students and employees working in Machine Tool environment, the high quality training and standards as in DMG Academy in Germany. Over the last 10 years, new and latest machines have been placed and exchanged of trainers experienced have been implemented through series of training and assessment in Germany and Malaysia. The day has come to celebrate the long awaited journey in making GMI a certified training center under DMG Mori Akademie” said Yusoff Md Sahir GMI Managing Director in his speech. In this ceremony eleven (11) GMI Technical personnel were awarded the DMG-Mori certified trainer certifications.
This collaboration is a commendable move as the need of competent and highly-skilled workers in Malaysia is growing rapidly. Malaysia will be able to produce better machinists in CNC and Precision capability in supporting the various sectors of industries in Malaysia and ASEAN region. This is what aspired in a developed nation. GMI currently runs CNC Precision Technology program at Diploma level as well as short term courses to any interested parties and other Malaysian industries that are seeking upskilling in Machine Tools Field.
The ceremony ended with a plaque signing ceremony by His Excellency Ambassador of Republic of Germany to Malaysia and guests were taken for a tour and machine demonstrations of the CNC Millings machines in GMi DMG-Mori Precision Technology Centre Akademie. Among invited guests seen at this event were from the Ministry of Higher Education, Kolej Vocational Alor Gajah, CTRM Aerospace Industries, Kolej Komuniti and MITI.